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Statements from Bishop's Conference meeting in Leeds

Archbishop Vincent Nicols at conference

Archbishop Vincent Nicols at conference

At their biannual meeting held in Leeds last week, The Catholic Bishops’ of England and Wales discussed and formulated a response to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Consultation on Assisted Suicide; reflected on the pilgrimage of the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux; warmly received the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus and established a Commission to consider in detail the next steps in this process in England and Wales. 

They gave their full backing to the launch of ‘Friends of the Holy Land’, a new charity designed to foster closer parish links with the Holy Land and completed voting on the new English Translation of the Roman Missal. 

To read a more detailed report see: www.catholicchurch.org.uk/ccb/catholic_church/media_centre/press_releases/press_releases_2009/catholic_bishops_conference_of_england_and_wales_leeds_meeting_november_2009

Source: CCN